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Nov 11, 2012 6:30am EST
forward. tonight, in this election you, the american people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back, and we know, in our hearts, that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. whether you held an obama sign or a romney sign, you made your voice heard and you made a difference. >>> the tally. president obama 50%. 58 millian votes. mitt romney, 48%. 56 million votes. so much for the popular vote. the electoral vote. 270 needed to win. president obama 303, governor romney 206. still unassigned, 29, florida is conducting a recount. >>> was this election a mandate, a landslide, a rout, a speaker, a marginal win, what was it? >> it is a significant victory by the president of the united states by more than 2 million votes, john. i don't believe it is a mandate. >> why isn't a mandate if it is such a big win? >> a mandate for what? a mandate to work together, certainly the entire country wants that. but the real fire bell in the night on this election is for the republican party. the
CBS
Nov 7, 2012 7:00pm EST
's that sure sounds nice. the election's all done. now the question, can democrats and republicans find a way to work together to move the country forward and solve some very serious problems? it is back to business for president obama after a hard fought election and the president says he is willing to compromise. >> in the weeks ahead i also look forward to sitting down with governor romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward. >> the most pressing issue on the table might be the so- called fiscal cliff. if congress doesn't do something, americans face a rollback of tabb cuts as well as big slashes to defense and social programs and although it has no impact on the outcome of the election, cbs news has not called the election in florida. two counties it seems are still counting their votes for president. overseas prime minister benjamin netanyahu says he'll continue to work with president obama to continue to protect israelis and china's leaders say they're optimistic that a second obama term will give boat countries time to improve their -- both countries t
CBS
Nov 11, 2012 8:00am EST
the agenda, the day after being elected the nice time. is the republican leadership going to play ball with him this time? >> there's no doubt the president is in the driver's seat, and he hold the cards and leverage, and conservatives don't have much from which they can negotiate. i don't know if the speaker of the house has the vote to give the president what he wants, which is tax increases on high income earners, but they will have to take the vote to show one way or the other. i think there is some sort of patchy deal put together at the last minute. i think house republicans can work with the president. but on other issues going forward, if the white house shows leadership, they've been disengaged on this issue until now, so it will be a welcomed change to see the white house get involved. >> it seems the way the republican base is narrowed, they don't have that much left besides the resistance to tax cuts in terms of securing that base. so if they were to yield on that one core issue, they would be an even more trouble than they are this week. and if they don't yield, then i don
CBS
Nov 9, 2012 4:00am EST
>>> the looming cliff. president obama faces the first challenge after his re-election avoiding a fiscal crisis that could trigger a new recession. frustration builds in the northeast as thousands remain cold and in the dark after two powerful and damaging storms. >> this happened again so soon. feel very frustrating and anxious. >> members of the elite team six are reprimanded for allegedly revealing classified information. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, of november 9th, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin in washington. there is a new sense of urgency to avert a looming fiscal crisis. it's the so-called fiscal cliff a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled to kick in next year. both democrats and republicans are talking compromise but we have heard this all before. and in the just released report from the nonpartisan congressional budget office predicts dire consequences unless it's resolved. tokyo's nikkei and hong kong hang seng were down 1% and wall street investors are selling. the dow jones industrials were do
CBS
Nov 7, 2012 11:00pm EST
. >> after the 2000 election a lot of jurisdictions went to touch screen voting system. they are horribly inefficient. and so in many places you simply cannot have enough machines to handle the throughput. >> reporter: he knows, since he makes a living managing private elections for trade unions, indian tribes, and religious organizations. >> so in other words, the machines that we're using, which are more modern, have made things worse. >> the things that they solved aren't the things that need to be solved. >> long story short, he says we've traded speed for accuracy, especially when you consider this. go old school paper ballot. >> if i have paper i can distribute paper out very wide and you can mark your piece of paper, i can mark my piece of paper, he can mark his paper all at the same time. but for every second you're standing in front of a voting machine i can't use it. >> as we learned last night all those lost seconds can really start to add up. >> yeah, those lines were rough. >> he's saying go old school but what about voting on-line? >> sounds great. you solve the authenticati
CBS
Nov 11, 2012 10:30am EST
." and our own john dickerson. election 2012 is in the bookes, but the story is just beginning. and this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning, again. on this veteran's day. and we begin with senator graham who is in clemson, south carolina. senator, thank you for coming. you are on the armed services committee, of course, so i want to start out with this out-of-the blue thunderbolt that hit washington friday concerning david petraeus the c.i.a. director. he resigned, saying he had exercised bad judgment and had an affair. cbs news and several other agencies have now confirmed that the f.b.i. got on to this after a third woman told them she had received threatening e-mails from the woman he has reported to have had the affair with. so i guess i would just simply start, do you have any additional information to any of this? >> no, not really. i was just as surprised and from a national point of view, general petraeus turned around iraq. we were losing in iraq when he took ov
CBS
Nov 9, 2012 7:00am EST
first remarks on his agenda since election night. noomb snowboard everybody is talking about the fiscal cliff. i would talk about the fiscal cliff if i knew what it was. >> can't get through friday with this amount of gas. >> parts of new york rationing gas in the wake of superstorm sandy. extreme weather is here to change. climate change is a reality. >> the judge sentenced jared loughner to life in sentencing in a mass shooting. >> it was intense when he walked in the room. gabby said for her the biggest emotion was sadness. >> seven navy s.e.a.l.s have been punished for disclosing classified information to the maker of a video game. >> a deer crashed into a plate glass window. >> what did you do to make the deer angry? >> maybe our hours weren't long enough. >> all that -- >> do you see anything in porn that attracts you at all? >> no, pat. >> -- and all that matters. >> the president was speaking to campaign workers and got very emotional. >> i'm very proud of all of you and -- >> cbs "this morning." >> some changes are expected in the obama administration. secretary of state hillar
CBS
Nov 10, 2012 8:00am EST
a confession and steps down. >> after the election the fiscal cliff the president and congress make their first moves to avoid a fall. >>> americans love of lincoln. steven spielberg's new movie attempts to put a new face on an american legend. >> a long lost elvis concert is uncovered 40 years later. >> all that and so much more on cbs "this morning," saturday, november 10, 2012. captioning funded by cbs >>>elvis may have left the building but peter frampton is in the house. we'll be here performing for us this morning as well. a lot of music ahead. welcome to the weekend. >> welcome to the weekend. we want to begin with the resignation of cia director david petraeus who admitted to having an extramarital affair. petraeus, one of the most decorated four star army generals was credited with turning around the u.s. war in iraq and lead agnew effort in afghanistan before becoming the head of the central intelligence agency. even president obama only learned of the scandal after returning to the white house from his re-election victory. cbs news homeland security
CBS
Nov 8, 2012 4:30am EST
to make sure this isn't a performance once again during the next election. in one place voters waited up to five hours to cast their ballots. roughly 20,000 more voters showed up this time than for the election in 2008 for president. the long wait for everybody wasn't all bad though. >> pretty remarkable. i mean i have a 6-year-old daughter we were in line for about an hour and a half. in the cold. but good conversation. plenty of laughter. and then she had the chance to enter the voting booth. >> so good experience for that gentleman. that's nice. one solution already under consideration? buy more voting machines for all the people there were only six. >>> well, voters in puerto rico approved a pressure for the island to -- measure for the island to become the 51st state. it's a nonbinding referendum and still requires the final approval by congress. president obama reports it and will respect the will of the people. we've reported that so many years that state hood for d.c. has been an effort for some time with no success. >>> both parties are willing to compromise on a deal to avoid t
CBS
Nov 9, 2012 12:00pm EST
chambers. >> reporter: since the election, both the president and republicans have been emphasizing compromise. economists say if they don't find one, the fiscal cliff could throw the economy back into a recession. the congressional budget ofce says that those spending cuts and tax increases, if they do take effect, the unemployment rate will rise to 9.1%. that is an area that is already rattling markets worldwide. >> i think wall street is just generally less optimistic that we will get a real good resolution to this real looming problem of the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: congress returns to washington next week. but it is likely lawmakers will push closing a deal right up to the deadline. tara mergener, for cbs news, the white house. >>> now, the president is set to speak at 1:00. we will be streaming it live on our web site. wusatv9.com. >>> former democratic national committee chair terry mcauliffe is running for political office and sent an e-mail announcing he will run for governor of virginia. he tried for governor last year but lost in the democratic provide mare. since the c
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Nov 8, 2012 7:00am EST
it yourself. often much faster. >> now to politics where the focus is turning from the election to the fast approaching fiscal cliff. congressional leaders from both parties started actually talking on wednesday. bill plante is at the white house. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. imagine that. washington has been holding its breath waiting to see who would have to deal with its most immediate problem the fiscal cliff. once it became clear the principal actors began weighing in there were phone calls from the president to congressional leaders and among the major players in congress. the president returned to the white house wednesday night as to the reality of governing in a bitterly divided washington. but one day after the election -- >> compromise is not a dirty word. i'm willing to negotiate any time on any issue. >> reporter: a spirit of cooperation was suddenly in the air. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we want you to succeed. >> reporter: good news for a president with an ambitious agenda, one he laid out tuesday night after winning a second term. >> reducing ou
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 7:00am EST
the elections. why didn't the white house know about it? >> you know, they looked at that very carefully which is what are our notification requirements. they pulled other documents and read them and said do we have a national security issue here? no, it doesn't appear we do. do we have a major security violation here? no. do we have criminal activity. notify them about what. the director of national intelligence, who is up the chain of command, petraeus' boss and said here it is, now you know about it. >> but they notify him until just a day before election or the day of the election. >> that's right. and i think what you're going to see here is from the fbi's standpoint and from director mueller's standpoint, i served under director mueller, one are we doing the right thing? number two as a steward of the fbi how do we keep the fbi from being embroiled in politics unnecessarily and the calculus here is what's the flip side of this coin? how would this have affected the election, the white house -- >> no, no, no. paula broadwell according to the "wall street journal" had access to classified
CBS
Nov 14, 2012 7:00am EST
obama will hold a news conference today since being re-elected and it's expected he'll talk about the so-called fiscal cliff. >> the american people want action. >> the only thing standing between success and failure is presidential leadership. >> three people have died in central italy has people are affected by widespread flooding. >> the man who accused a puppeteer in an under age sexual relationship is recanting his story. >> a driver coming from nowhere, losing control, crashing into traffic. >> all that -- >> a scare fall came last night. she hit her head on the floor. she was motionless for several minutes. >> ash and all that matters. >> the diamond auctioned for almost $21.5 million. >> i believe it was purchased by general petraeus for his wife. >> on cbs "this morning." >> they need to stop pulling the string on this before this whole thing leads back to kevin bacon. >>> welcome to cbs "this morning." a sex scandal that's caused david petraeus his job as cia director now general john allen's next job is in jeopardy. >> the u.s. commander in afghanistan will not become nato's t
CBS
Nov 15, 2012 12:00pm EST
romney says that he lost the presidential election because of the gifts that president obama gave to african- americans and hispanics and to his core supporters. that's explanation that romney gave his donors during a conference call yesterday. he said the president used programs like obama care to get the black vote and amnesty for children of illegal immigrants o to get the hispanic vote. one of romney's biggest supporters bobby jindal denounced the remarks. >> i reject that notion and description. i think that's wrong. that is not -- i don't think that represents where we are as a party and where we're going as a party and i think that has got to be one of the most fundament tall take aways from the election. >> romney lost the election by 3.5 million-volts or 3%. -- votes or 3%. david axle rod says romney is looking at america through the 47% prism. >>> shots rang out as the fbi swat teamed served a warrant in the 6700 block of kipling parkway. gunfire erupted around 6:30 this morning. the fbi says that no one was hit. they're also not saying who fired the shots. one woman was
CBS
Nov 8, 2012 4:00am EST
. >>> president obama is back at the white house this morning following his re-election victory on tuesday night. the pressure is on to forge an agreement with republicans. >> reporter: president obama and the first family returned to the white house wednesday evening, in his words more determined about the work that lies ahead. the president laid out part of a second term agenda in his victory speech tuesday night. >> rhee ducing our deficit, reforming our tax code, fixing our immigration system, freeing ourselves from foreign oil. >> reporter: earlier the president embraced staffers at his campaign headquarters in chicago. he acknowledged he has to bring the country together after a costly and bruising campaign. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. >> reporter: and the gop listened too. house speaker john boehner promised i had party is willing to get down to business. >> the republican majority here in the house stands ready to work with you to do what's best for our country. >> reporter: both side will be put to the test almost immediately. the president and congress
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Nov 8, 2012 5:00am EST
pad mini could cut into profits over the holidays. >>> and it will 2012 election was the priciest ever on record as a result what do we get? more of the same balance of power, president obama stays in the white house, republicans in control of the house, democrats leading the senate. looking at the numbers -- the center for responsive politics says -- that is larger than the gross domestic product of 40 small countries including -- according to the international monetary fund a lot of people are taking a look at the numbers and figuring out what we could have bought in the united states for $6 billion. possibly a seawall. >> truthfully -- truthfully it's absurd. >> yeah. >> it really is. >> exactly. what do you have for us in the next half hour? >>> we are monitoring the fiscal cliff and we're going to be watching it very clearly with january 2 -- closely january 1st and this morning we're looking at what some lawmakers in the area are looking at doing. >>> a key health official loses his job over the fungal meningitis outbreak caused by at the same timed steroids. that story is coming
CBS
Nov 8, 2012 12:00pm EST
elections, some voters are upset that their candidate didn't win. but it appears a virginia business owner is taking extreme measures following tuesday's presidential election. a jewelry store in bedford has posted a sign that reads -- quote closed to mourn the loss of america that our forefathers endowed to us. end quote. while some agree with the store owner that he has a right to express his opinion, others say the move upset them and they are no longer going to do business with him. the newseum is already gearing up for the inauguration. yesterday they lined the entrance every day with the front pages from newspapers across the country all proclaiming the president of getting re-elected. and since the inaugural parade passes by the building on pennsylvania avenue the newseum is offering up a special inauguration day viewing package for $100 visitors can view the inauguration on a giant screen and they'll also have a warm place to watch the parade. tickets go on sale today for newseum members and then next thursday to the general public. >>> still ahead on the news at noon, ever wonder
CBS
Nov 8, 2012 7:00pm EST
of the presidential election, florida is still undecided, although there are some reports that say barack obama has been declared the winner. the sunshine state's 29 electoral votes are, of course, irrelevant to the outcome are but some critics point out that this year's problems underscore ongoing issues with florida's voting process and a recount is not out of the question. >>> 11 people mostly young women kidnapped, robbed and raped. tonight those accused attackers are behind bars. >> reporter: i'm scott broom at coffen state university in baltimore and neighbors say a pair of predators were stalking, raping and robbing victims including students off campus. they targeted the west baltimore neighborhood near koppen state university often targeting women at bus stops, forking them at gunpoint into a -- force them at gunpoint into a golded for explorer, then taking them -- gold ford explorer, then taking them away to be robbed and raped and dumping them off in parking lots. today police announced the arrests. >> the things they did and the way they treated these young ladies is an outrage. >> the
CBS
Nov 9, 2012 7:00pm EST
politics specifically fallout from election day. earlier in the week maryland congress member elect says he hopes lawmakers will defer action on the so-called fiscal live and let the new guys coming in handle it. john from lorton, virginia, agrees. as much as i despise putting thing off it does make sense to allow the recently elected congress to tackle this problem. er that the most recent directives from the -- they carry the most recent directives from the american voters. the only downside is what this will do if the stock market falls, but if the congress is careful in how the can gets kicked down the road, we might be able to eat our cake and keep it, too. it might and we might work out even better if the president steps up with a coherent long term plan that actually does the job. then there was this from phil who says he is a voting operations judge in montgomery county. if you remember earlier in the week, some argued part of the reason for the long voter lines, those electronic touchscreen machines. some say we ought too go back to paper. phil is not one of those people. voting a
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
in congress. his interview with senate leaders harry reid and mitch mcconnell ran just before election day. >> hi, charlie. >> what do you think the possibility of congress compromising with the president stands today? >> i think that it's got to happen. i think substantial compromise, maybe not work out all the problems, maybe put some of them off beyond january 1st, but i think they have to make some real problem between now and the first of the year. >> and on the house side, it's clear that boehner is sending a message to fellow republicans in the house who have got to make extra steps that we didn't before. >> i think that's true. and i think the president has responded by saying that i'm not whetted to the idea of tax rate increases. i'll settle for more revenue if that's what i can get. >> you got senators reid and mcconnell to actually sit together. >> it was like arranging the paris pease talks or the camp david talks. it wasn't easy. >> were they as uncomfortable as they looked sitting next to each other? >> yes. >> and what did you learn from that? >> well, i think that -- what
CBS
Nov 9, 2012 6:30pm EST
' infidelity or this f.b.i. investigation until wednesday, the day after the presidential election. >> pelley: nancy, thanks very much. we're joined by senior conquer respondent john miller, who's been talking to his sources on the story. john, why would the f.b.i. be investigating the communications of the director of the c.i.a.? >> normally that wouldn't be the case. what is much more likely here is that the communications of someone else-- possibly in a foreign country that are now touching the c.i.a. director's communications-- would rise to their attention. and then what happens here is they're looking at these messages and they seem to be cryptic in pitch that cher raises the question, all right, well, who is this person, what are these communications about, why are they scrip tick? that's how the snowball rolls down the hill. >> >> pelley: so in the normal course of business the f.b.i. and counterintelligence is looking for penetration of the c.i.a. and its communications systems? >> exactly. to have it on this level is not only extraordinarily rare it's unprecedented. >> pelley: i won
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Nov 9, 2012 6:00am EST
july. the dow has dropped 434 points since election day alone. and it was down before that. investors are worried about the political parties' ability to work together and they're also still concerned about europe's debt crisis. the newly re-elected president and congress face a january 1st deadline to avoid a combination of tax increases and spending cuts that all sides agree would undermine the military and other basic government functions. it could also plunge the economy back into a recession. hitting our region particularly hard. >>> mayor michael bloomberg has ordered new york city to begin rationing gasoline starting today. this is the first time this has happened since the 1970s. of course the response to the ongoing gas crisis that has closed hundreds of gas stations. desperate drivers have been waiting in line for hours to fill up their tanks, sales are being restricted to cars with even numbered license plates on even days and odd numbered on odd days. new jersey was the first to embrace rationing last saturday. long island is also rationing gas. >>> black friday so last ye
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Nov 15, 2012 7:00pm EST
election because president barack obama was out there offering gifts in the things like the dream act for latino voters and free contraception for young women. but robin from warrenton, virginia says that romney needs to get over himself. this is ridiculous already. when is he going to accept the fact that he lost for the race for president and now he insists why he lost the election? what a cry baby. even some republicans have been criminal cal for romney -- critical for romney. the bowie state student who stabbed her roommate. let's get right out to the live report at the courthouse with that verdict. andrea? >> reporter: well derek, as i have been telling you, ken molestina is messaging me with the very latest. if this is the case, it is a total shocker. not guilty on all seven counts is the verdict i'm getting from ken in the courtroom. this would be the case of alexis simpson, accused of stabbing her bowie state university roommate dominique frasier to death just weeks after the school year started. it looked like not guilty on all seven counts. be sure to tune in to 9news at 11:
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Nov 8, 2012 5:00pm EST
. >>> and moving the election over, lawmakers turn their attention to the looming fiscal clip. in washington with the story coming up. >>> every day in one form or another, we face challenges. and the purpose of the local news organization is to better equip us to face the challenges. by tracking the important events and saying they unfold. alerting us to the information that we will need, when and where we need it. protecting us from those who may not always have the best interest at heart. preparing us for the days ahead. and don't face the life challenges alone. 9news, they will be everywhere you need us to be. >>> there is a bit of a potential showdown brewing between the white house and capitol hill. not the first time either. they will go back to washington next tuesday and they won't have any time to wait. >> other else we all face automatic spending cut tax increases that threaten to endanger the economy. they spent the day on capitol hill. >> now that the election is done, lawmakers are scrambling to avoid that dreaded fiscal clip and the deadline is coming fast. >> the congressiona
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm EST
and the week after the election one event after another. it doesn't add up. >> top fbi officials met with law makers wednesday. senator diane fine stein described it as. >>> also agreed to testify about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the new details are still being worked out. >> the president added that he had an extraordinary career and by his own assessment that he did not meet the standards of his job. at the white house, daniel. >> continues with our peggy fox. neighbors are reacting to the media stake out at broadwell's brother's home. >> reporter: this is where paula is staying and photographers and photo journalists are standing out here camping out waiting for paula to come outside and say something. it's been like a came of cat and mouse. she came out early this morning in the 5:00 a.m. for an early morning run and gave most photographers the slip. >> it's just crazy. it's like a small big town. >> the stake out the paula's brother's home includes a dozen of photo journalists. >> i thought it was a movie set. >> some are on the sidewalk and some are in the publ
CBS
Nov 15, 2012 5:00am EST
at its lowest level since june, down over 5% since election day alone. in the meantime how about a nice cup of tea? starbucks is saying i'll have one. it's expanding its tea business by spending $620 million to buy tivana. shares were up 50% on news of the purchase. i love tea. >> you need some tea. you need some really hot tea. >>> we need more information from you. what are you going to tell us in the next 30 minutes? glism' secret santa -- i'm secret santa. i'll bring you some early days. you don't have to wait for black friday which is next friday. >> or next thursday. >> i'm calling it black thursday. >> thanks, jess. >> you got it. >>> the votes are still being counted in one congressional race. that story is coming up. >> plus, democrats pick up one more supporter in the senate. >> ahead in sports, rg3's redskin teammates give him an honorary position rarely awarded to a rookie. on. >>> it is 5:08. yesterday we only got to 49 degrees. we again have light winds which is a good thing but the difference today is we're going to have some more clouds so once again we're going to strug
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Nov 8, 2012 6:30pm EST
's an argument we'll likely hear the president make tomorrow when he gives his first address since being re-elected. scott. >> pelley: tomorrow afternoon. nancy, thank you very much. the votes are still being counted from the presidential election. let us show you where the popular vote stands tonight. of about 120 million votes cast, the president is leading by less than 3 million votes. but, of course, president obama has already won the electoral vote, so nothing will change the outcome now. china is also changing leadership this month. today, china's communist party began a meeting that is held once every 10 years during which the people will be told who their new leaders are. that leadership has to manage a china that is evolving into a nation of haves and have-notes and bill whitaker is reporting tonight from beijing. >> reporter: the opening of the congress, a choreographed spectacle of power and pride, but outgoing president hu jintao told the assembled delegation the communist party's greatest success, china's economic development, has created one of its greatest threats-- a growing divide
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Nov 9, 2012 4:30am EST
points since election day. they are worried about the ability to work together. because they've worked together so well so far. they also remain concerned about europe's debt crisis. checking the numbers for you if we must, close your eyes -- put your seat belt on -- >>> in the meantime, sandy could wind up costing new york state $33 billion. that would make it the second most expensive storm in u.s. history behind hurricane katrina which battered new orleans in 2005. airlines are assessing the impact of sandy on their bottom lines and united airlines says it lost $90 million in sales last month. >>> priceline.com is buying rival online travel research company kayak. the deal is worth $1.8 billion. now kayak allows users to compare hundreds of flights travel sites rather while looking for flights hotels and rental cars. the deal still needs the approval of shareholders and regulators for kayak. some combinations there. >> i've never tried that? so much bigger than the other ones like orbitz and travelocity? >> it's the same type of thing. i find sometimes that i find lower prices on ka
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Nov 12, 2012 4:30am EST
a speech in atlanta, the first public appearance since the presidential election. wall street will be listening to any comments over the stalemate over the fiscal cliff. >>> lockheed-martin will buy 20 transport planes valued at 6.7 billion. the pentagon says saudi arabia needs the airplanes to help sustain its aging fleet. lockheed is going to make some money off of them. >> you're talking about the fiscal cliff. we don't want to wait till the new congress comes in but i heard senator-elect kaine said he would favor taxes on people making a half million dollars or higher. >> that's what he was campaigning on, that very specific point. he is sort of halfway between the republicans and the white house on this particular point. >> maybe there is some room. >> the other option is if they don't make a deal, they have 16 days in the lame duck congress starting tomorrow. they could just simply make some sort of band-aid measure, kick the can down the road to extend this into the new year to give the new congress more time to figure this out. we're going to be watching every step of
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Nov 13, 2012 4:30am EST
and senate have been in recess since september when legislators took a break for elections. both democratic and republican leaders say they do believe some kind of deal can be worked out before the end ever the year. newly elected senators from both sides will get a chance to meet their new colleagues. >>> the department of defense is investigating america's top military official in afghanistan. >> the investigation is linked to david petraeus, the former head of the c.i.a. >> reporter: general john allen, the man who succeeded david petraeus as head of the international forces in afghanistan is now linked to the f.b.i. investigation involving his predecessor. >> i want to thank you all so much for being here this morning. >> reporter: secretary of defense leon panetta confirms the department of defense is investigating allen and a senior u.s. defense official says the inquiry centers around potentially inappropriate e- mails with jill kelley, the florida woman who sparked an investigation that led to petraeus's resignation as head of the c.i.a. >> if you know my sister, like i said, she's
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Nov 15, 2012 4:00am EST
mr. obama won re-election. the dow lost 185 points on wednesday. it's down 430 points since election day. nancy cordes reports on the looming high budget battle. >> step number one we can take in the next couple of weeks provide certainty to middle class families, 98% of families who make less than $250,000 a year, 97% of small businesses that their taxes will not go up a single dime next year. give them that certainty right now. >> reporter: but john boehner has ball clubbed at that idea. it would take away his party's leverage in calf issues. >> there's a lot of issues on the table that need to be resolved. i laid out a reasonable framework where both parties can work together and i'm looking forward to meet at the white house on friday and begin that conversation. >> reporter: boehner and other top republicans have proposed eliminating deductions and loopholes that benefit the wealthy instead of raising their tax rates. >> we're not going to hurt our economy and make job creation more difficult, which is exactly what that plan would do. >> reporter: today the president argued clos
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Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm EST
since election night to address fears the u.s. could fall over the so- called fiscal cliff. economists say the country will be plunged into another recession if the president and congress cannot come up with a plan by january 1st. that's when the bush era tax cuts expire and drastic spending cuts kick in. the president is inviting congressional leaders from both parties to the white house next week to work on a deal. he says any deal must include asking wealthy americans to pay more taxes. the house speaker john boehner disagrees. >> the problem with raising tax rates on the wealthiest americans is that more than half of them are small business owners. >> on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. i'm not wedded to every detail of my plan. i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. >> the president is asking the congress to sign off on an extension of the middle class tax cuts right now while both sides work to reach an agreement on the more contentious issues. because of the impending financial doom and gloom, virginia state agencies are l
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Nov 11, 2012 7:00pm EST
. for more sports news and for more sports news and cbssports.com. know, >> safer: as the post-election cheers die down or, depending on your politics, the post-election blues set in, we'd like to divert your attention, take you back to a time when this country was just becoming a country. in the second part of our profile of the historian david mccullough which began last week, we go with him to paris, the destination back in the 19th century for a host of young americans eager to learn from what was then the most important city in the world. france was the cradle of the modern idea of democracy, french troops were vital to america's victory in the war of independence, and paris led the world in science, medicine and the arts. and as mccullough has written, the city was irresistible to the new citizens of a new nation. >> david mccullough: they came here in the droves. they were here in order to improve themselves, and to go home and thereby improve their country. >> safer: they were the first wave of innocents abroad who began arriving in paris just 50 years after independence-- write
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Nov 8, 2012 6:00am EST
. >> that's right coming out of the election of course we're headed into a lame duck session of congress and the pressure is building to get something done before january 1st. that's when the debilitating package of tax hikes and spending cuts hit the country especially washington area. o -- especially the washington area. some are worried it could trigger another recession. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have some willingness in order to compromise. the house speaker john boehner started a public negotiation with the president said. he said republicans would accept an increase in tax revenues if they're tied to tax and entitlement reform but boehner specifically rejected the way the president would raise revenues with higher taxes and upper income for americans. of course that was pictures of tim kaine that you saw there. the home -- your home is worth some more money. the median price for an existing single home jumped almost 8% in the third quarter compared to the same time last year. this is the biggest jump if six years. the report from -- in six years. the report from the n
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Nov 8, 2012 11:00pm EST
. president obama making his first post-election comments about the economy. he will talk about those automatic tax headaches and severe budget cuts due to go in effect in january. analysis by the congressional office says if congress boggs down and takes a long time to avert the so-called fiscal cliff it would trigger a recession. the man what shot former congresswoman gabrielle giffords in the head and killed six others will spend the rest of his days behind bars. giffords faced her shooter. he told loughner, you tried to create world as dark as yours but you failed. kelly added, you may have put a bullet through her head, but you haven't put a dent in her spirit. giffords' aid ron bear bar was also wounded. he served out the rest of the congresswoman's term. >> i turned to mr. loughner and said, i hold no hatred for you but i am very, very angry and sick of heart about what you did. >> when the judge sentenced loughner to seven life terms plus 140 years in prison, his mother put her head down and cried uncroppably. the 24-year-old has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. tonight folk
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Nov 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
straits following its losses in this week's presidential election. tonight derek says the gop's difficulties are almost certainly overestimated, but the party is in a perplexing predictment. >> most people remember when ronald reagan beat jimmy carter. they got 12 senate seats putting the kibosh on liberals. they knew they had to change or die. but it look a dozen years and a bill clinton to actually move them to the center. fast forward to 2012, and it is the gop that must change. reach out to latinos, african-americans, asians. there is two parties. you have the types that really do want smaller government, wer taxes, social issues, et cetera. but you also have the anti-immigrant hard liners and the hank williams and donald trumps of the world who say president obama is a muslim or wasn't really born here. these are the people mitt romney figured he couldn't afford to offend. but then let's be real, how do you expand the gop race. you need to be a welcome when there is a vocal segment of the very same base that doesn't really want those people around and you still need them
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Nov 11, 2012 9:00am EST
florida to the list of states he won election day. state officials yesterday announced mr. obama captured 50% of the to mitt romney's 49.1%. in beverly hills yesterday the blue and white beginningham dress that judy garland wore was sold for $480,000. it was a major upset in college football yesterday. number one, alabama, lost to texas a&m. crimson threatenedded to turn the tide in the fourth quarter but this pass was intercepted and texas a&m held on to beat the previously undefeated crimson tide 29-24. now for today's weather. the coasts are clear and mild. but a line of thunderstorms is working its way across the country. the forecast for the week ahead shows more rain as well as seasonable cooldown in most parts. coming up, a fall from grace. election weekended with a november surprise. the sudden resignation friday of david petraeus as director of the central intelligence agency. the former army general, the most decorated and highly regarded one of his generation, said the reasons for his resignation were personal. so they were. the story of how petraeus' marital infidelity came to
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Nov 12, 2012 7:00pm EST
from him and what about her family and life? then there was this on last week's election result, harold from germantown saying president obama has no mandate. winning by 2% is hardly a mandate. perhaps mr. obama also has a different begin of compromise in. listening to his speech, he was more -- definition of compromise in. listening to his speech, he was more demanding of the republicans. this will get us nowhere as both sides will dig in and come january, 2013 i'll be given the pink slip as the fiscal cliff will impact the department of defense. harold, i'm hoping it doesn't come to that. keep in mind there is a difference between actual negotiations and the public trash talk that both sides are doing now. i'm going to believe they all know what's at stake and will find a way to work it out. work out a way to send me some more e-mail. the address is mailbag@wusa9.com. on behalf of the uso we would like to thank all of you for donating to our turkeys for troops holiday food baskets program. we've raised $98,860 including $15,000 checks that just came in from both northrop grumman and d
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Nov 14, 2012 12:00pm EST
of the house when elected in 2007. senior fbi officials are scheduled to brief congressional investigators today on the affair that broke down cia director david patraeus. they'll ask about thousands of emails between a tampa socialite. daniel nottingham has more. >> reporter: he will testify about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi libya. before he handed in his resignation he was scheduled to appear at hearings this week. the details of the new hearings are being worked out. president obama is expected to face questions about the scandal that forced patraeus to step down at a news conference today. the widening investigation the s now jeopardizing general john allen's future. the pentagon is looking at emails he exchanged with joe kelly. sources described them as potentially inappropriate and flirtatious. >> these allegations are shocking to everybody that knows general allen. he's a terrific officer. he's also done a really good job in afghanistan. >> the white house and lawmakers continue to express confidence in general allen's leadership of u.s. troops if afghanistan
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00pm EST
but the job is her fz she wants it. >>> also learned today that censor elect plans to caucus with the democrats in january. the independent will take retiring republican center's seat. ends months of speculation about which party he would align himself and gives democrats a 55 -45 seat edge. >>> what we don't know is who will if i am arizona's seat. that was the seat held by gabby giffords. the ballots are still being counted and the lead seems to change everyday. her hand picked replacement is neck and neck with marsha mcsally. showed could be in better state financially next fiscal year. according to the baltimore sun, the budget analyst says next year's operating budget may fall $27 million short and while that doesn't sound good, it is far better than the hundreds of millions of dollars in shortfalls we've seen in the last few years. and one of the most expensive universities is losing ranking with u.s. news and world report. george washington university was taken off the 2013 list of best colleges today. that after the magazine says it overstated data on incoming freshma
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00am EST
out. the latest comments from mitt romney saying the. won the election because he gave financial and legislative gifts to minorities in obama care and some of the other things. the latest thing with mr. mccain and lindsay graham saying they were going to do anything to block ambassador rice from becoming secretary of state. and we're headed toward the fiscal cliff. how do you feel about that? >> nothing has changed from the election. you have the same players and same breakdown of the government. if anybody thought we were going to have big change, that may have been optimistic. >> what i think is interesting, though, is paul ryan has disappeared from the scene. he was of course one of the biggest folks -- biggest spokesperson for the fiscal cliff. >> the urban people that turned out again. class war in another way. guys, get it together. like howard. >> weather wise, clouds out there. temps around 50 with a mix of sun and clouds today. tomorrow 54, more sunshine. saturday and sunday look okay now. maybe a shower late sunday night into monday. monika? >>> on the northbound side o
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Nov 15, 2012 7:00am EST
much has happened lately people forget the election of just a week ago. nancy cordes covered the news conference. she's at the white house. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president came to the east room of the white house hoping to push his message on the fiscal cliff and he did but he also got pressed with a number of questions about his handling of foreign policy and national security and one question in particular got a rise out of him about his u.n. ambassador, susan rice. in his first full press conference since march president obama was asked about the criticism of u.n. ambassador susan rice. his likely choice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >> besmerch her reputation is outrageous. >> reporter: rice has come under fire for stating that the september attack on an american consulate in libya appeared to be the result of a spontaneous demonstration. >> as i've said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provide to her. if senator mccain and se
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Nov 11, 2012 1:35am EST
-- >> the president's tears as his really happened on election t night. >> there were a few tears shed. lots of back slapping, hugging. >> the obama's tv strategy versus romney's. >> it would be my recommendation for any candidate to come and sit with us. >> the donald calling brian williams a dummy. >> i personally wouldn't say all those thipgs. >> is trump's celebrity star defending him. >> a brave newce
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Nov 12, 2012 4:00am EST
. he served in congress for 17 years and easily won re-election to another term last week. jackson has been treated at the mayo clinic in minnesota since june for bipolar disorder and depression. >>> the winner at the weekend box office was bond, james bond. at more than $87 million in ticket sales. and then "ralph" was second and "flight" came in third. and the blue dress that judy garland wore in "wizard of oz" sold at auction. it was part of a two day auction of hollywood items in beverly hills over the weekend. i'm terrell brown. this is the "cbs morning news". [ female announcer ] nothing leaves you feeling cleaner and fresher than the cottonelle care routine. try it. then name it. but what about your wrinkles? neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles in just one week. why wait if you don't have to. neutrogena®. so ditch the brown bag for something better. like our bacon ranch quesadillas or big mouth burger bites, served with soup or salad, and fries. starting at just 6 bucks, at chili's. . >>> good morning. welcome to 9news now. it's monday, nov
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Nov 12, 2012 6:30pm EST
.b.i. was wrapped up just days before the election. in the end, agents did not find any evidence of an intelligence breach. instead they uncovered the tawdry personal affair that brought down c.i.a. chief david petraeus. it started as a low-level cyber investigation in tampa, florida. jill kelley, a socialite, who's done fund-raising for the u.s. military, told a friend in the f.b.i. that she'd received a series of anonymous harassing e-mails. agents quickly traced those e-mails to a former military intelligence officer paula broadwell, the author of the biography "all in. the education of general david petraeus." a further investigation turned up numerous e-mails, some of them sexually explicit between broadwell and petraeus at first blush, investigators wondered if someone breached petraeus's private e-mail. investigators actually stumbled across an extramarital affair. officials suspect broadwell sent those e-mails to kelley believing her to be a romantic rival. sources say when petraeus learned of the messages he asked broadwell to stop sending them. petraeus became friends with kelley when he
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Nov 13, 2012 11:00pm EST
- elected last week. she was more upset when she found out her husband didn't vote. they got into a big fight and she decided to run him over. and this arizona parking lot. now, he's in the hospital, and she's facing charges. >>> victoria's secret apologizes for a fashion faux pas. check out the model that appeared in new york last week wearing an indian headdress,leopard print panties and high heels. the tribal called it ignorance. victoria's secret apologized and you won't see it when the fashion show airs on wusa 9. >>> when we see high profil cheaters busted on national news we wonder why so many people are foolish so often. derek says the answer isn't thatcomplicated. >> to my mind this comes down to the big difference between what we like and what we value. for example, i value the idea of a stomach that looks like that, but i also like eating potato chips and fancy cupcakes. so this look is slightly more likely. same for monogamy. we give it a lot of lip service. anybody who appears to be successfully pulling it off, they get major kudos. we value it highly. but let's be real. th
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